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Consulting for energy efficiency in buildings (new building of Mealhada Municipality, Museum of Pottery and Stoneware of Oliveira do Bairro)

Title: Consulting for energy efficiency in buildings (new building of Mealhada Municipality, Museum of Pottery and Stoneware of Oliveira do Bairro

Coordinator: Paulo Gata Rodrigues

Dates start/end: February 2003 – May 2009

Entity: CM Mealhada, CM Oliveira do Bairro

Synopsis: In the scope of the collaboration protocol celebrated between Espaço Objecto, INESC Coimbra and ContaWatt, it is intended that the new buildings of the Mealhada Municipality and the Museum of Pottery and Stoneware of Oliveira do Bairro present levels of high comfort and also energy efficiency. For such, the consortium carried out a set of studies allowing the integration of optimized solutions in the project, in some cases with innovation that will contribute for the improvement of performance and rationalization of energy consumptions in the both cases. The alternatives in study were simulated with the use of software tools of quality assured for representative organizations. The results of these studies allowed also to evaluate the diverse options according to what is regulated and according to the sensitivity of the project team and the promoters of the construction of the building.